Nintendo just confirmed the existence of a new console and they say it will be launching next year. We’ve heard plenty of rumors this past week, and it’s a bit refreshing to see next gen approaching. For Nintendo it’s very important, since the Wii is waning and they need a successor to maintain the momentum. In a brief statement, the publisher said that it’ll be revealed at E3 this year and will be playable at the event: “We will show a playable model of the new system and announce more specifications at the E3 Expo, which will be held June 7-9, 2011, in Los Angeles,” You can read the full invitation that they had sent us below:
I agree, announcing a new console that will not be ready for the holiday season is only hurting existing console sales further. Whatever sales the 3DS brings in this holiday season, Nintendo management has ensured the Wii loses. Nintendo management does not deserve Shigeru Miyamoto. No point in buying now, there will be an entry point next year depending on how the new console looks.